Eight Bells LP & Loss Of Self CD Pre-sale

Eight Bells “The Captains Daughter” LP Pre-Sale

The Flenser is proud to release the vinyl edition of Portland, Oregon’s Eight Bells debut album The Captain’s Daughter, originally released on CD by Seventh Rule Recordings. Engineered by sound mastermind Billy Anderson (Melvins, Neurosis, Agalloch), The Captain’s Daughter is comprised of four organic soundscapes that oscillate seamlessly between the tranquil and the terrifying. The Captain’s Daughter is a genre defying masterwork of heavy music that draws from psychedelic rock, black metal and ambient metal.

Eight Bells is a power trio formed from the ashes of the San Francisco Bay Area dark-psychedelic institution SubArachnoid Space. Eight Bells continues in SubArachnoid Space’s tradition of heavy guitar exploration, adding a blackened dissonance to the mix with minimalist vocals.

This will be pressed on both black and red vinyl. Red Vinyl is limited to 300 copies.

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1. Tributaries
2. Fate and Technology
3. The Captain’s Daughter
4. Yellowed Wallpaper
(Running time: 31:08)

Melbourne, Australia’s formidable black metal entity Loss Of Self has teamed up with avant-garde metal label, The Flenser to release an EP entitled Twelve Minutes. Twelve Minutes is the post-black metal outfit’s follow-up to highly acclaimed 2012 debut demo, available worldwide on September 2, 2013. Twelve Minutes features six brand new songs as well as remastered versions of the original three demo tracks clocking in at just under 30 minutes. Twelve Minutes was mastered by James Plotkin (SUNN O))), NADJA, ISIS). The dark, sweeping soundscapes realized by members Jacob, Rohan, Thomas, and Michael exhibit a coherence of post-rock and twisted black metal that surpasses all musical boundaries and restrictions. The artwork for Twelve Minutes was conceived and illustrated by the band.

Loss Of Self began mid 2012 in Melbourne, Australia as a self-contained two person group. Upon the completion of the 2012 demo, the band grew into what is now the full line-up featured on the Twelve Minutes EP.

Pitchfork posted a track off of Twelve Minutes entitled “There Must Be Great Wisdom With Great Death”

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All pre-orders of the Loss Of Self CD have the option to get a FREE Loss Of Self canvas patch.

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1. Isolt

2. Paradise Overgrown

3. Twelve Minutes

4. There Must be Great Wisdom with Great Death
5. ( )

6. The Free Intelligence

7. The Inheritance (Demo Track Remastered)
8. The Mind; It’s Form and Function (Demo Track Remastered)

9. Seidlitz (Demo Track Remastered)
(Running Time: 27:60)

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Panopticon “kentucky’ DLP & Panopticon/Vestiges split now shipping

Finally, Panopticon’s most coveted release is available on vinyl again! Kentucky was lauded as an instant classic of North American black metal and experimental metal upon its initial 2012 release; it sold out immediately and is now highly sought-after. The Flenser is proud to reissue Panopticon’s seminal achievement with all-new artwork. Kentucky is the work of Austin Lunn, the group’s singular mastermind. Whereas other Panopticon releases have tackled political and personal subject matter, Kentucky is a tribute to the woodsy territory of Lunn’s home state, its coal-mining days of old and the haunting aesthetics of its environment. A seamless melding of black metal with bluegrass and traditional songcraft, the recording features the croons of a fiddle, banjo and tin whistle alongside aggressive guitars, caveman drums and Panopticon’s trademark post-rock ambiance.

We have a number of colored vinyl copies of the album ready to ship. See above for example.

Order direct from The Flenser here.

For wholesale quantities please contact Revolver USA.

Vestiges/Panopticon – Split LP:

Now shipping! Washington, DC’s Vestiges and Louisville, KY’s Panopticon have teamed up for a split album on The Flenser. The limited-edition LP contains two of Vestiges’ strongest songs yet–18 minutes of material–and three unreleased tracks by Panopticon (including a Suicide Nation cover).

We are sold out of the colored vinyl version of the album but still have a limited number of black vinyl copies ready to ship.

Order direct from The Flenser here.

For wholesale quantities please contact Revolver USA.

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Loss of self track posting

Pitchfork has posted a track off of Loss Of Self’s upcoming release 12 Minutes.

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Wreck and Reference summer tour dates

Wreck and Reference will be playing the following dates.

07-26 Davis, CA – Flea Space
07-27 Reno, NV – Fort Ryland
07-28 Salt Lake City, UT – Shred Shed
07-29 Denver, CO – BarBar
07-30 Omaha, NE – The West Wing
07-31 Chicago, IL – Burlington Bar
08-01 Grand Rapids, MI – Treehouse of Horrors
08-02 Columbus, OH – Carabar
08-03 Nashville, TN – Owl Farm
08-04 Denton, TX – Rubber Gloves
08-05 Austin, TX – Hotel Vegas
08-06 Las Cruces, NM – Train Yard
08-07 Phoenix, AZ – Wall Street
08-08 Los Angeles, CA – Handbag Factory
08-09 San Diego, CA – Kava Lounge
08-10 San Francisco, CA – The Lab

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Botanist IV: Mandragora LP Now Shipping

We are now shipping copies of the vinyl edition of Bontanist IV: Mandragora.

Features new artwork by M.S. Waldron in a heavy tip-on jacket with an insert. Mastered for vinyl by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Grayceon, Wreck and Reference) and lacquer cut by Paul Gold.

Pressed on both black and red vinyl. Red vinyl edition is limited to 300 copies and we still have a limited number of copies of colored vinyl left.

Botanist is hammered dulcimer infused post-black metal with it’s own mythology. Nothing and noone sounds like Botanist.

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Loss Of Self “12 minutes” EP Announcement

Melbourne, Australia’s formidable black metal entity LOSS OF SELF has teamed up with avant-garde metal label, THE FLENSER to release an EP entitled 12 MINUTES, the post-black metal outfit’s follow-up to highly acclaimed 2012 debut demo. Available worldwide on September 2, 2013 in vinyl, CD, and digital format, 12 Minutes features six brand new songs as well as remastered versions of the original three demo tracks clocking in at just under 30 minutes. 12 MINUTES was mastered by James Plotkin (SUNN O))), NADJA, ISIS). The dark, sweeping soundscapes realized by members Jacob, Rohan, Thomas, and Michael exhibit a coherence of post-rock and twisted black metal that surpasses all musical boundaries and restrictions.

The artwork for 12 minutes was concived and illustrated by the bands own Jacob. The artwork for the CD version can be seen above. The vinyl edition will be different but a variation on the same theme.

Loss Of Self began in mid 2012 in Melbourne, Australia as a self-contained two person group. Upon the completion of the 2012 Demo, the band grew into what is now the full line up featured on the 12 MINUTES EP. Loss Of Self is currently working on a full-length release and has future plans for live performances.

12 MINUTES:

1. Paradise Overgrown
2. Isolt
3. Twelve Minutes
4. There Must be Great Wisdom with Great Death
5. ( )
6. The Free Intelligence
7. The Inheritance (Demo Track Remastered)
8. The Mind; It’s Form and Function (Demo Track Remastered)
9. Seidlitz (Demo Track Remastered)

Pre-orders and audio will be posted soon.

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Now Shipping: Wreck & Reference Content

Now shipping Wreck & Reference Content 7inch.

We still have a few copies of blue vinyl. All pre-orders have shipped.

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Very Limited quantities of the following are available.

Bell Witch – Longing DLP (red version)
Skagos – Anarchic CD (will be repressed eventually)
Trees – Sickness In LP
Coffinworm – Great Bringer of Night LP

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Vestiges/Panopticon “split” LP & Panopticon “kentucky” DLP reissue Pre-orders

Vestiges / Panopticon “Split” LP

Vestiges contributes some of their strongest material in a little over 18 minutes.

Three unreleased tracks by Panopticon including a Suicide Nation cover. These tracks sound very akin to material off of “…On The Subject of Mortality,” but with a higher production value. You can check out Panopticon’s Suicide Nation cover at Hammer Smashed Sound now.

The entire split was mastered by Colin Marston (Krallice). Panopticon’s side was also mixed by Colin Marston.

We have black vinyl and limited color and color vinyl with light blue on the outside and black on the inside. This color configuration is only available direct from The Flenser and is limited to 300 copies. It will look similar but not the same as the colored version of Wreck and Reference’s last album which you can see here.

Co-released with Vestiges in-house label Replenish Records.

Tests have been approved and we will update this space with release dates shortly. These should probably be ready in about four weeks.

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Panopticon “Kentucky” DLP reissue

Finally, Panopticon’s most coveted release release, “Kentucky,” is almost available on vinyl again! The Flenser is proud to reissue this North American black metal entity’s seminal achievement on double vinyl, including new artwork by the band.

The original vinyl edition of “Kentucky” was limited and quickly sold out and has become a sought after collector’s item.

This will be released on black vinyl and limited green color in color vinyl. Colored vinyl is limited to 300 copies and only available direct from The Flenser.

Tests have NOT been approved but we will update this space with release dates soon.

Released in association with Lundr Records.

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Bell Witch “Longing” DLP now shipping // Revolver distribution

Now shipping:

Bell Witch “Longing” DLP is FINALLY shipping now from The Flenser.

Bell Witch is a minimalist doom duo from Seattle comprised of drummer Adrian Guerra and bassist Dylan Desmond (of Samothrace fame). Uniquely sorrowful, Bell Witch is as much akin to Skepticism as they are to Codeine. Longing is 1 hour and 10 minutes of doomed desolation, sadness and sorrow. Originally released on CD and digital formats by Profound Lore Records, Longing was one of the most important doom albums of 2012 featured on numerous year end lists. 

This album faced a number of production delays and was recut twice before we got it right. This is a double LP housed in case-wrapped gatefold jacket with an insert. As of right now about two thirds of Pre-Orders have shipped. Thank you to everyone for waiting. 

You can order the album direct from The Flenser now. We even have a few copies of the limited edition on red vinyl left.

Wholesale copies of the album can be ordered exclusively from Revolver USA.

Distribution

We are proud to announce that The Flenser is now exclusively distributed by Revolver USA. You can order our releases wholesale now from Revolver. They are the only distributer that will be selling wholesale copies of Bell Witch’s “Longing” DLP and the only US distributer that will be selling wholesale copies of the Skagos “Anarchic” CD.

Revolver is an independent music distributor located in San Francisco that distributes many of our favorite labels including 20 Buck Spin, Profound Lore and Neurot. 

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